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    I read in my text book that, a successful collision will only take place if the reactant particles have sufficient energy and the correct orientation.
    What does "the correct orientation" mean.
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    (Original post by Tadiwanashen)
    I read in my text book that, a successful collision will only take place if the reactant particles have sufficient energy and the correct orientation.
    What does "the correct orientation" mean.
    I think it's Correct angle so kind of like the one where they actually collide instead of just graze each other.


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    (Original post by Firenze26)
    I think it's Correct angle so kind of like the one where they actually collide instead of just graze each other.


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    sorry could you please elaborate further on "correct angle".
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    (Original post by Tadiwanashen)
    sorry could you please elaborate further on "correct angle".
    An elementary step in a reaction consists of an orbital interaction, these orbitals have directionality and in order to successfully interact they must align in a specific way.
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    (Original post by Tadiwanashen)
    sorry could you please elaborate further on "correct angle".
    Yup, basically what Protoxylic said.

    Although, I really didn't think about it that way before. I mostly thought about it like, if you don't collide in a specific way some won't be affected as much so for an even, uniform effect, the whole thing must collide not just a part of it.




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    Sorry for the horrible grammar 😞
 
 
 
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